Summer Olympic games

A postman rides a bike past the construction site of the athlete's village for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics in Harumi in Tokyo, Friday, June 2, 2017. The cost of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is nearly twice the initial estimate despite a major cost-cutting effort. A major reason is that cities exclude large amounts of associated costs when they bid to host the Olympics. Tokyo Olympic organizers announced this week that the estimated cost is now 1.4 trillion yen ($12.6 billion). The bid estimate was 730 billion yen ($6.6 billion). (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 02, 2017 - 11:31 am
TOKYO (AP) — Taxpayers beware: The cost of hosting an Olympics is likely to be far more than advertised. The price tag on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has ballooned to nearly twice the initial estimate, even after a major cost-cutting effort. A major reason is that cities exclude large amounts of...
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May 29, 2017 - 8:11 am
BANGKOK (AP) — The 78-year-old Tamas Ajan has won a fifth term as International Weightlifting Federation president, amid criticism of the sport's record of doping at the Olympics. The IWF says Ajan beat Antonio Urso, the Italian leader of European weightlifting, 86-61 in a vote of member...
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FILE - This Feb. 2, 2017 file photo shows seats jumbled in a pile inside Maracana stadium, the historic stadium, site of the opening and closing ceremony, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A federal prosecutor looking into last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics says many of the venues "are white elephants" that were built with "no planning." The scathing report offered Monday, May 22, 2017, at a public hearing confirms what The Associated Press reported several months after the games ended. Many of the venues are empty, boarded up, and have no tenants or income with the maintenance costs dumped on the federal government.(AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
May 23, 2017 - 1:26 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A federal prosecutor looking into last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics says that many of the venues "are white elephants" that were built with "no planning." The scathing report offered Monday at a public hearing confirms what The Associated Press reported several months after...
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International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission Chair Patrick Baumann, left, and new French President Emmanuel Macron make a singe representing the logo of Paris 2024 bid as they pose during a group photo at the Elysee palace in Paris, France, May 16, 2017. France's new President Emmanuel Macron is hosting the International Olympic Committee to try to boost Paris' bid to beat out Los Angeles in the heated race for the 2024 Games. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
May 16, 2017 - 7:00 am
PARIS (AP) — France's new president is pushing Paris' bid for the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday and building a government with a fresh face — lean, half-female and tasked with carrying out his plans to rethink labor laws and overhaul politics. In his second full day in office, Emmanuel Macron hosted a...
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, center, and Los Angeles 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman walk off the court after a news conference at Staples Center, Friday, May 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 12, 2017 - 5:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has opened the door slightly to considering hosting the 2028 Olympics if the city isn't awarded its first choice of 2024. The International Olympic Committee's evaluation commission concluded its four-day visit to Los Angeles on Friday and now...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016 file photo, French President Francois Hollande, left, and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, hold a 1924 Olympics games flag during a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Paris 2024 leaders are confident they have found a strong ally in France's new president Emmanuel Macron. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu, Pool, File)
May 12, 2017 - 8:54 am
PARIS (AP) — French President-elect Emmanuel Macron has thrown his weight behind Paris' bid for the 2024 Olympics, telling IOC President Thomas Bach of its "expected benefits for all French people." The pair spoke by phone Thursday. A statement from Macron's campaign team on Friday said Bach "...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the media during a joint press conference as part of a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, May 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
May 12, 2017 - 7:10 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on French President-elect Emmanuel Macron (all times local): 1:05 p.m. President-elect Emmanuel Macron has thrown his weight behind Paris' bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, in a call with the head of the International Olympic Commitee, Thomas Bach. A statement Friday from...
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Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge crosses the finish line of a marathon race at the Monza Formula One racetrack, Italy, Saturday, May 6, 2017. Kipchoge was 26 seconds from making history on Saturday but in the end the Olympic champion was just short of becoming the first person to run a marathon in less than two hours. Kipchoge ran the 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) in 2 hours and 25 seconds, beating Dennis Kimetto's world record of 2:02:57, but the Kenyan failed to run the first sub-two hour marathon. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
May 06, 2017 - 5:24 am
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Eliud Kipchoge was 26 seconds from making history on Saturday but the Olympic champion finished just short of becoming the first person to run a marathon in less than two hours. Kipchoge ran the 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) in an impressive 2 hours, 25 seconds, smashing Dennis...
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Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge crosses the finish line of a marathon race at the Monza Formula One racetrack, Italy, Saturday, May 6, 2017. Kipchoge was 26 seconds from making history on Saturday but in the end the Olympic champion was just short of becoming the first person to run a marathon in less than two hours. Kipchoge ran the 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) in 2 hours and 25 seconds, beating Dennis Kimetto's world record of 2:02:57, but the Kenyan failed to run the first sub-two hour marathon. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
May 06, 2017 - 5:00 am
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Eliud Kipchoge was 26 seconds from making history on Saturday but the Olympic champion finished just short of becoming the first person to run a marathon in less than two hours. Kipchoge ran the 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) in an impressive 2 hours, 26 seconds, smashing Dennis...
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Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge crosses the finish line of a marathon race at the Monza Formula One racetrack, Italy, Saturday, May 6, 2017. Kipchoge was 26 seconds from making history on Saturday but in the end the Olympic champion was just short of becoming the first person to run a marathon in less than two hours. Kipchoge ran the 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) in 2 hours and 25 seconds, beating Dennis Kimetto's world record of 2:02:57, but the Kenyan failed to run the first sub-two hour marathon. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
May 06, 2017 - 4:57 am
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Eliud Kipchoge was 26 seconds from making history on Saturday but the Olympic champion finished just short of becoming the first person to run a marathon in less than two hours. Kipchoge ran the 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers) in an impressive 2 hours, 26 seconds, smashing Dennis...
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